Word of grief came from the world of aviation. On Saturday, (1/9/2021) it was known that Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 flight route Jakarta-Pontianak is suspected to have crashed around laki Island, Kepulauan Seribu. The plane, which was known to be carrying 6 crew members and 56 passengers (46 adults, 7 children, and 3 infants), crashed after lost contact at about 14:40 WIB, 4 minutes after take-off from Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 14:36 WIB.
On Sunday (10/1/2021) the party from Basarnas resumed the search after previously only finding a sepihan that allegedly belonged to the plane in the form of wires. This time, basarnas used three methods in the search operation of the aircraft, namely by air, above and below sea level.
For this reason, Basarnas cooperated with the TNI and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) to assist in the search and evacuation of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 aircraft whose location has been found where this point is suspected to be the crash point of the plane thanks to the signal given black box. Since the location was found, Basarnas went directly to the location point with a number of fleets from the Air Force (AU), Navy (NAVY) and Police.
Here are a number of fleet units deployed to assist in the search for Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 aircraft
A number of fleets, both from the Air Force (AU), Navy (NAVY), Police were deployed to participate in search and evacuation operations.
Later, the deployment of this fleet will be monitored from the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) II post located in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta.
The post is also used to carry out the process of receiving the findings of debris as well as victims of aircraft and the departure of KRI.
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Four aircraft from the Air Force (AU)
The Indonesian Air Force requested assistance to participate in the search operation for Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 aircraft. Quickly, the Air Force immediately deployed four of its aircraft to join the operation.
The four aircraft deployed consisted of 2 helicopters and 2 aircraft. The helicopters to be deployed consist of Super Puma NAS-332 from Air Squadron 6 and EC-725 Caracal Squadron 8 Lanud Atang Sendjaja Bogor.
As for the aircraft to be deployed are fix wing Boeing 737 Maritime Intai Air Squadron 5 Lanud Sultan Hassanuddin Makassar and CN-295 Air Squadron 2 Lanud Perdanakusuma, Jakarta.
In this search operation, the area that will be traced by members of the Indonesian Air Force is the waters around Laki Island with coordinates 05523 LS and 106360 LT which is the point of disappearance of the aircraft from radar monitoring.
Switching to the Navy, Kopaska team has prepared about 10 KRI type warships to conduct search operations in this plane crash where four KRI have arrived at the location on Saturday, (9/1/2021) night.
Some KRI sent include KRI Deshidros, KRI Kurau, KRI Rigel-933, KRI Teluk Gilimanuk 531, KRI Bontang, KRI Tjiptadi, KRI John Lee 358, KRI Cucut, KRI Teluk Cirebon, and KRI Parang.
On Sunday, (10/1/2021), the Kopaska Angakatan Laut team managed to find tire debris, passenger buoys, blue and red aircraft body parts, mocong sriwijaya air plane SJ 182, pants and clothes of small pink children after conducting a sweep of dives around Lancang Island and Laki Island. The results of this discovery were then transported by the ship KRI Kurau.
Polri sent 8 fleets of patrol boats, four helicopters and 3 Polairud ships
The National Police also deployed 8 patrol boats, 4 U.S. Dauphin 465 N.3 and BellBell 429 helicopters and 3 Polairud Polda Metro Jaya ships.
The fleet that was sent to assist the search and evacuation operation of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 aircraft belongs to the Directorate of Water and Air Police (Ditpolairud) Security Maintenance Agency (Baharka) Mabes Polri.
On Sunday, (10/1/2021) Ditpolairud also brought 2 sets of Vinger Locater to search for blackboxes and 50 divers consisting of dipolair divers, ditpolairud ditpolairud Polda Metro Jaya, divers dipolairud Banten Police and divers from KorBrimob.
On Sunday, (10/1/2021) afternoon, the position of Black Box Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 was discovered by the team after the presence of 2 signals from the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) on the black box was caught.
Hopefully the search carried out by the assigned parties is given the ease of being able to find parts of the plane that can still be lifted including all the victims of the plane so that it can be evacuated immediately, even if it is only in the form of pieces of body. To all the families of the victims, may they be given fortitude.